My whirlpool fridge clucks when i use the water dispenser and the water squirts out with each clunk. if i open the fridge door the clunking stops and the water flows freely. it is related to the door light. what can i do to fix this problem?
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If you can pull out the fridge and check the valve to be sure it is open all the way. Next, change the water filter if you haven't changed it in the last 2 months. The only other suggestion is to make sure the line didn't get kinked where it feeds into the door (usually right at the hinge).
This sounds like the water inlet valve has gone bad.. First before u replace it check to see that you have water coming to back of fridge as it could be restricted causing no water to reach the fridge.
Did you recently move the fridge? One possibility is that the supply line in the back of the fridge is kinked. Usually it is coiled so you can move the fridge out and back damage but if it gets kinked, it would limit the water supply like a hose does when kinked. Also, the supply line is usually tapped from under the sink. Make sure the valve that supplies the line (usually 1/4 inch line) is fully opened. If that fails to help, then you're back to the solenoid valve for water that is not fully opening. Should give a solid clunk when actuated. G
it sounds like the valve is stuck open, re-check the wiring on the cables and make sure that the button on the front isn't stuck. Unless you have a bad valve, it can only be opened when electricity is running through the solenoid coil (which is usually activated by the button on the front of the fridge).
Some fridges have a safety feature built in, which turns off water if the water valve was open for a certain number of seconds, to avoid flooding. So if you need a lot of water, make sure to release water dispenser lever for a second or two every minute.
If the above is not the case, you may need to replace the water valve or a switch on the water dispenser. The way to find out which part needs replacement is to check the voltage on the green water valve coil when the dispenser lever is pressed but it's not dispensing water. If 110v AC is present across the coil - replace valve. If there's no 100v AC - replace switch in the dispenser. Make sure to unplug the fridge before opening the dispenser.
You may like to try the Water Valve (Solenoid) sounds like it may had stuck once now has become free and stayed open allowing too continually flow. It is behind fridge where the mains water is connected into fridge... Cheers
most fridges stop dispensing water when you open the door. Find the door switch and make sure fridge interior light goes on/off when you manually press door switch. This would show you that the door switch was faulty.
If the water connection to the appliance is one of those watts flood-safe water lines, it may have stuck shut. I've seen this happen when the house water pressure is too high.
Does it still make ice?
If so, then the water connection is good, and either the switch in the water dispenser has failed or the water shutoff valve for the water dispenser has gone bad.
Some models have a problem with the water line getting frozen, such that simply leaving the light on in the water dispenser compartment overnight and/or manually defrosting the unit can get it working again.